Work, Health and Wellbeing Unit

The Work, Health and Wellbeing program is driven by a vision of healthy and sustainable work for all. We seek to advance the scientific and public understanding of work as a social determinant of health, and to help shape policy and practice to better protect people from the harmful effects of work, while fostering its health-promoting qualities. 

We believe that everyone deserves – at a minimum – to have their dignity, health and wellbeing protected at work, and ideally that work would also promote these qualities.


Our research

Our research helps shape policy and practice to protect people from harmful effects of work, while fostering its health-promoting qualities. Healthy work promotes physical, mental, economic and social wellbeing and in turn the health and wellbeing of families, communities and societies. While it is well-established that healthy workers are more productive, poor working conditions continue to be a major contributor to illness and injury burdens, and health inequalities worldwide.

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Workplace health and wellbeing programs need to address three main factors... First, protect health by reducing work-related risks to health. Second, promote health by developing the positive aspects of work as well as worker strengths and positive capacities, and third, address health problems as they manifest at work regardless of cause.

PROFESSOR TONY LAMONTAGNE

Professor Of Work, Health And WellBeing

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For more information please get in touch with us.

Work, Health and Wellbeing Unit
Professor Tony LaMontagne
+61 3 9244 6802
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